Exploring the city of the Renaissance so rich in art and history is an experience best undertaken alongside an expert. Our museum guides are all accredited historians with an abundance of knowledge and passion, skilled at breathing new life into much-explored figures of Florence including Michelangelo and the Medici, guiding our eyes and minds through the stunning works in Uffizi and Accademia. Great storytellers and educators, our guides adapt the content of their tours to the age and interests of visitors, be they families or seasoned art connoisseurs.
Equipped with priority tickets, your guide will take you directly into the gallery and begin your tour right beneath the intricately painted arches of the palace’s grand corridor. You’ll listen to the stories of the almighty Medici family, rulers of Florence for over two centuries and the godfathers of the Italian Renaissance. This iconic family commissioned the Uffizi as their offices and filled it with an unrivaled collection of Italy's finest artworks.
In the first gallery, you’ll discover the transition from the Middle Ages to the great era of Renaissance. From Cimabue to Giotto, Florentine artists experimented with the revolutionary ideas of depicting the divine in a real three-dimensional space, with solid human bodies.This humanism spirit flourished on the canvases of Sandro Botticelli, who broke away from the religious subject and brought us into the Renaissance man’s quest for mythology and love. Just take a step back. Indulge yourselves for a few silent minutes in the radiant beauty of his Spring and The Birth of Venus, the superstars of the museum.
This tour then takes you to reach the apex of Renaissance embodied in the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Titian, who carried forward the harmonious style and forever shaped our ideal of beauty. We’ll end the journey with the dark and tempestuous Caravaggio, the turning point towards the next era, the Baroque.
The endless corridors of Uffizi could seem intimidating, but this highlights tour will hunt down all the must-sees for you through an insightful journey, all within two and a half manageable hours. After the tour ends, you can explore the museum further on your own. Your expert guide will be more than happy to provide suggestions and guidance.
Agathe was absolutely delightful! Her knowledge and charming personality made her an excellent tour guide. I would highly suggest this tour!!
Jesica was a great tour guide and made the experience one of the highlights of our entire trip to Paris. It certainly met our expectations.
Marjorie was just great! I didn't really want to do the Louvre but she made the history come alive in stories and I just LOVED our experience!
Alberto was a great guide, he was very informative. The Catacombs were just awesome. Would definitely recommend this to everyone!!
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